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Re: Origin of feathers

In a message dated 98-05-06 03:06:49 EDT, Patrick.Norton@state.me.us writes:

<< I've even searched the literature and talked to a couple   
 ornithologists in a futile effort to find an example of a modern bird   
 that uses its wing feathers to incubate eggs. No luck. If Oviraptor   
 really was a "wing incubator", it was exhibiting an apparently novel   
 behavior.   >>

How about shading eggs from direct sunlight? Just a thought.